Copenhagen, Denmark

Sustainability – History of Concepts and Practices

when 9 August 2021 - 20 August 2021
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 7.5 EC
fee DKK 6375

This highly interactive summer school offers students interested in sustainability from all disciplines the opportunity to gain skills in analyzing historical literature and data, and applying that information to on-going and emerging complex socio-environmental problems for which there are no easy answers, i.e., so-called ‘wicked problems’. While ‘sustainability’ is relatively recent terminology, the concept has been developing over several centuries in response to changes in culture, society and scientific knowledge.

Course leader

Kristine Cecile Harper

Target group


Course aim

You will be able to place the concept of sustainability into historical context, accounting for scientific, societal, cultural, and geographical influences over time and space.

You will be able to conduct primary and secondary source research, collecting and analyzing historical materials applicable to present-day environmental problems.

Fee info

DKK 6375: EU/EEA citizens
DKK 11437: Non-EU citizens